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My son has an ear infection and cant get him to the doctor

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my son has an ear infection and cant get him to the doctor right now, what should i do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.

How long is he having this?

What are his symptoms?

Did he have any test or treatment besides tylenol?

Does he have any other symptom or previous illness?

What is his age?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Yesterday he said his left ear was hurting so i gave him some tylenol.

Today he said his teeth were hurting. Went to bed around 10 and woke up screaming at 11 that his right ear was hurting.

No fever, teeth hurting, and his right ear as well

He hasnt had any tests and no other treatments

No previous illness

He is 5 yrs old

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

When there is repeated pain in the ear, teeth, he may have infection.

Antibiotic can be needed.

You need to get an examination by his doctor.

At home you can apply warmth.

Analgesics with anti-inflammatory action like motrin can be given to reduce the pain and inflammation.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.